Robovie-PC Wins World's First Robot Marathon

The world’s first robot marathon, which was started on Friday in Osaka, Japan, ended on Sunday evening, with mini humanoid Robovie PC emerging as the winner. Mini humanoid Robovie-PC stands 40cm tall, weighs, and has 20 joints.

A group of five robots ran around a 100m long course exactly 421 times plus another 95m to complete a full marathon (42.195km). Robovie-PC beat his closest rival by “just a second” (yeah, right – see pic below). He completed the marathon after about 55 hours of running.

Organizer Vstone says the average speed of all participants was 0.77 km/h.

The company also said that it plans to bring the robo marathon to other countries in the future.